The beauteous joy Roger Deakins has provide the cinema going public is beyond measure, but what’s the Devon-born DP’s favourite movie moment?
With 11 Oscar nominations and an American Society of Cinematographers’ Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography award under his belt, Roger knows what’s what about the power of images.
“There’s a shot in Ivan’s Childhood where the boy is crossing between the German and Russian lines that I absolutely love,” Roger told Empire Online.
“It’s this incredible black and white landscape, illuminated by flares like a kind of ghostly hinterland, with this downed fighter plane jutting out of the earth.”
The cinematographer was Vadim Yusov, who also shot Solaris for Andrei Tarkovsy, the director of Ivan’s Childhood, and was ‘also a remarkable-looking film’.
Roger was just one of 21 DPs asked by Empire Online to reveal their favourite movie moment. Read more about Roger’s and find about what inspires other filmmakers on the Empire site.
If you’ve never seen Ivan’s Childhood, check it out below (yes it does finish like that -it’s just The End that’s missing)